Cloud Service Models - IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

Cloud service models are generally classified based on the type of resources shared, as SaaS (stands for Software as a Service), PaaS (stands for Platform as a Service) and IaaS (stands for Infrastructure as a Service).

Need and Importance of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is a business model that enable on-demand network access to a shared pool of resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimum manual effort.  The shared pool of resources may include servers, platforms, storage, applications and services, and the technologies such as server virtualization may be used for provisioning. 

What is Virtualization?

In computing, virtualization refers to the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including virtual computer hardware platforms, operating systems, storage devices, and computer network resources.

What is EAI?

Enterprise application integration (EAI) is the use of software and computer systems' architectural principles to integrate a set of enterprise computer applications like ERP systems, CRM systems, Databases and even legacy software systems.

What is an ERP?

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is business management software or a software suite of integrated applications, that a company can use to collect, store, manage and interpret data from many business activities.